NATHAN Cleverly’s promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed terms have been agreed for the Welshman to defend his WBA world light-heavyweight title against Badou Jack later this month.

If the fight did go ahead it would take place on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s grudge match with UFC star Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

However, two weeks ago the WBA ordered Cefn Fforest’s Cleverly to face unbeaten Kyrgyzstan-born Dmitry Bivol, the interim champion since last May.

That means Hearn will now have to try and persuade the WBA to put the Cleverly-Bivol bout on hold and allow his man to take on Sweden’s Jack, a former WBC world super-middleweight king.

“We agreed terms for Nathan Cleverly to defend his world title against Badou Jack on the Mayweather undercard,” Hearn told iFL TV.

“The only issue we have to overcome is we’re just boxing off with Bivol, who is the mandatory in the WBA, to make sure the belt can be on the line.

“The deal is done and now we have to make sure that the fight can take place for the WBA world title.”

Cleverly dethroned Juergen Braehmer in the German’s backyard last October to take the WBA title but hasn’t fought since.

Talk of a showdown between the two-time world champion and Jack has been ongoing for some time and the situation now appears to be coming to a head.

Whether it is going to happen is a matter that lies in the hands of the WBA, and with the Las Vegas show only just over a fortnight away, an answer from the governing body will be needed soon.